Thursday, January 29, 2009

You've got two more months to join our maths writing competition, the *Plus* new writers award 2009.

We are looking for the science writers of the future, who can make mathematical subjects lively and interesting for a general audience. Whatever your age or background, if you've got a favourite bit of maths you think the world should know about, then we want to read about it. If you're a teacher or lecturer, then pass this link on to your students — there are special categories for secondary school students and university students.

Winning entries will be read by an international audience of over a hundred thousand in the June 2009 issue of *Plus*, and the winners will receive an iPod, subscriptions to the journal Nature, and signed copies of popular maths books by some of the best science writers today.

The closing date is March 31st 2009.

If you think you can share your passion for maths with the general public, visit the competition page and get writing!!

The competition is kindly supported by the Maths, Stats and Operational Research Network, a Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy.